by | Mar 14, 2016 | Artwork #3: Intervene

In my intervention I plan to act as a doorman. I will stand by a door for X hours (haven’t really decided yet), and when someone comes by hold the door open for them. It’s a very simple concept, but I feel it will have an interesting impact in todays society (especially at places that never would have had a doorman). Many people just sneak in through doors, ignoring the people behind them, too engrossed in their phones and their own lives.

Another side of it that I would like to explore is the Social Justice/ Radical Feminist side of the situation. By this I mean the people who think holding open a door is a sign of the “disgusting patriarchy” we live in. (I am a feminist myself, but anyone who thinks holding a door open is sexist is just impolite. And if you do feel that way keep it to yourself don’t scream at someone because they tried to help you.). But I digress, I want to see if I get any outbursts if all I’m doing is opening the door, and not going in myself.